Traditional On-Premise Network has different component such as Router, Firewall, DMZ zone, DNS Server, Web Farm, External and Internal Load balancers, Active Directory Domain Controller servers, database servers, and application servers etc.
An Azure virtual network is a virtual representation of network in the MIcrosoft Azure cloud.
Following things can be configured in the Azure virtual network:
- IP address blocks
- DNS settings
- Security policies
- Route tables
- Connectivity with on-premises network (Site to site, Point to Site, ExpressRoute)
How to create Virtual Network?
Go to http://portal.azure.com
Click on New-> Networking-> Virtual network-> Select Deployment Model (Classic or Resource Manager)
Provide Name, Address Space, Resource Group Name-> Click on Create
It will initialize virtual network deployment and we can see one block on Azure dashboard for “Creating Virtual Network”
Once the network is successfully created, we will get all details about it and we can manage it from Azure dashboard.
Go to Browse button and select Virtual networks (classic)
Virtual networks (classic) provide details about all classic deployments of networks.